LA CROSSE, WI -

The man convicted of strangling a La Crosse woman to death last year wants a new trial. 

Attorneys for Izalia Golatt, the man found guilty of killing Kristen Tabbert Rodgers in March of 2012, says the jury deliberated and reached a verdict while the county courthouse was closed. 

They say that means he did not receive access to a public trial and violates his constitutional rights. 

The prosecuting attorney says the transcript from the case clearly shows the court was open. A judge will make a decision at a hearing next week.